Oswego, NY – It's official. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says it's a record spring for rainfall in Central New York.
"It's been the second-wettest spring in the Syracuse area since record-keeping began in 1903," says climatologist Kathryn Vreeland. "Binghamton, Buffalo Ithaca are all the wettest March first through May 18th on record."
As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, all that rain means soggy soil for farmers and gardeners.
Syracuse, NY – Horizontal hydrofracking, the controversial natural gas drilling technique is still a long ways off in New York's Marcellus Shale.
When Governor Paterson put a moratorium on fracking in the Marcellus Shale until July 1, some thought that meant hydrofracking was just around the corner. But the Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC, is still writing the guidelines to that will manage drilling.
Oswego, NY – As prom season arrives in central and northern New York, we look at what parent and retailers can do to curb the trend of unhealthy dieting.In this week's edition of The Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky. And we'll visit a popular meeting spot for crossword puzzle lovers. These stories and much more on WRVO's Weekly Edition.
ALBANY, NY – A new poll finds the honeymoon continues for Governor Andrew Cuomo, and that voters agree with the governor's crusade for a property tax cap and ethics reform.
Steve Greenberg, with Siena College, says Cuomo is still enjoying near record high popularity, with a 71% -22% favorable rating. He says voters support the governor's focus in getting a property tax cap and ethics reform passed in the legislature.
SYRACUSE, NY – LED lights are slowly making their way into the home and business markets. They're still very expensive. WRVO's Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs tells us three Syracuse technology companies think they've made some significant improvements.
Oswego, NY – How new head of the State Office of General Services RoAnn Destito wants to streamline state purchasing... a new poll shows New Yorkers still like Governor Cuomo... and the forecast in today's newscast.
Oswego, NY – The State University of New York rolled out a new report card this week to grade its progress in making SUNY -- and the state -- more competitive.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher talked about that and other challenges with WRVO's Joyce Gramza.
Among the grades Zimpher hands out... she says in the subject of "financial health," SUNY needs improvement. Her solution: a bill now being debated in the legislature to give SUNY more say in raising its own tuition.